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History Lecture Series: "Breaking Baseball’s Color Line: Another Look"

Flipping the Script: Unexpected Moments that Time Forgot

History Lecture Series: "Breaking Baseball’s Color Line: Another Look"

For the second lecture in the series, Chris Kimball, PhD, will discuss the Jackie Robinson story. Although Robinson’s story is well known, less reported is the impact of integration on Black professional baseball. As Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, the “Negro Leagues” experimented with white players. That fascinating story further highlights the remarkable nature of Robinson’s achievement.

The series will continue with:

  • Dec. 1: David Nelson, PhD, “Japan’s Schindler: Sugihara Chiune and the Power of the Visa”
  • Jan. 26: Michaela Reaves, PhD, “Making the World Safe for Democracy: World War I?”
  • April 20: Samuel Claussen, PhD, “Hear Me Roar: Powerful, Violent Women of the Renaissance”

This series is presented by the History Department faculty and other experts, focusing on different periods in world history. The series is sponsored by Cal Lutheran, the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library and Ventura County Library, and generously funded in part by a Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation grant.

 

Sponsored By
Cal Lutheran, the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library and Ventura County Library

Contact

David Nelson
dnelson@CalLutheran.edu

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